Donations are graciously accepted in any amount and can be made at any time of year. If a donor chooses, a donation can be made in honor of a special occasion or as a memorial tribute for a life well-lived.
Gifts established in your will can be a particular item, specific dollar amount, or a percentage of your estate. To include us in your will, the following is sample bequest language:
“I give, devise, and bequeath $_______ (sum of money), or ______% (percentage) of my estate, or all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to Martins Run, located at 100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a contract in which you exchange a gift of cash or securities for a guaranteed, fixed income each year for the rest of your life. Gift annuity rates are determined by the age of the person or persons who receive the income payments. The current rate for a person 80 years of age is 7.6%, 83 years of age is 8.3% and 87 years of age is 9.5%. You may also defer payment until a later date. Who knew you could receive income for life in exchange for a gift?
Appreciated Stock/Appreciated Stock Property
You may reduce or eliminate capital gains tax while benefiting our community with your gift of appreciated stock or appreciated stock property. Your gift may also qualify for a tax deduction based on the full market value of your stock. With gifts of appreciated stock, your stock market earnings translate into community good, so you get a more rewarding return on your fastest growing stocks.
Paid Up Life Insurance
A gift of paid up life insurance can allow you to leave a much larger gift to residents in need than may have been possible during your lifetime. Essentially, through a relatively small annual cost, a benefit far in excess of what would otherwise be possible can be provided for charity. Paid up life insurance is tax free to the beneficiary, and it guarantees the continuation of the gift itself in perpetuity.
Did you know that with a Planned Giving Gift:
- Some assets can benefit you more if you give them away?
- Some gifts cost nothing now, but leave a legacy later?
- Some gifts allow you to pass more on to your heirs and save taxes?
On behalf of the Board and Management, we offer our deepest thanks for your generosity. For more information on giving, please call 610-353-7660, ext. 254.